The Late Movies: How to Iron a Shirt

Chris Higgins

So you think you know how to iron a shirt? Take it from the YouTube experts, there's actually a lot of technique involved!

The Incredible Art of Modern Sculptures

Jill Harness

Whether they're creepy skeletons climbing up stairs, terrifying baby carriages made of steel or castles popping up from a Lego book, the art of sculpture is always fascinating.

The MythBusters Answer Your Questions!

Chris Higgins

It's here -- the mental_floss interview with the MythBusters, featuring your questions! (Also here: a new season of the show, starting tonight: Wednesday, October 6!

Dietribes: I Believe I Can Fry

Allison Keene

• In addition to the waffle which bears their name, the Belgians claim to have invented "French" fries, although accounts are unconfirmed.

Ten Thousand Years Older: A Fascinating Short Documentary by Werner Herzog

Ransom Riggs

I've long been interested in remote cultures and uncontacted peoples, a fascination I share, apparently, with film director Werner Herzog.

At the Libraries: 20 Brilliant Bookcases

Miss Kathleen

Are you tired of your boring, plain, everyday bookcases? Me too!

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Introduction

David K. Israel

There’s a wonderful scene in the classic mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, where mockumentarian, Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner), is interviewing Spinal Tap songwriter, Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), se

The Number of the Day: 8'2"

Jason English

Just how big is Big Bird? 8 feet, 2 inches.

National Geographic Answer Book Winner!

Andréa Fernandes

On Friday, we asked readers to submit amazing demographic facts.

Brain Game: Go State!

In last week's exciting college football game, four players - Carl, Clint, Curtis, and Carey - each scored once for State University in their big win against Tech.

Morning Cup of Links: Antique Heart

Miss Cellania

Take a look at The World's First Artificial Heart. It looks mechanical almost to the point of steampunk, yet it did its job back in 1969. * A story of censorship in our schools.

The Late Movies: How Musicians Would Fix the Music Business

Carl King

The music business is a baffling vending machine. Kick it and yell, but it's not giving your dollar back. What's that squeaking noise and red blinking light? Do you smell smoke?

10 Embarrassing Phone Number Typos

Stacy Conradt

???1.  Ochocinco meant well by printing a request for donations to a charity called Feed the Children on his new cereal, but people calling to hand over some money actually may have been “donating” to

Bing Crosby’s Long-Lost World Series Footage

Colin Patrick

The Pittsburgh Pirates just wrapped up their 18th consecutive losing season.

Salvaging Tired Tomes

Allison Keene

Most of us have plenty of books, and plenty that are worn, outdated or just no longer able to fit on the shelves.